Ground Combatives is a version of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu that is designed to complement Hapkido to help a person trapped on the ground to use the force and energy of their opponent against them. If attacked while you are on the ground, Ground Combatives teaches you to defend, get into a dominant position and then either get back to your feet or get a submission (a joint lock or a choke) as quickly as possible.
Ground Combatives has a Hapkido slant to it in that many of the techniques that are used in Hapkido are illegal in sports based grappling. Because our focus is on self-defence, Ground Combatives includes these "illegal" techniques. Grand Master Fari Salievski
assists in the training and assisting our own Instructors in the delivery of this training to our students including coming over from Sydney to grade students for new belt levels. Grand Master Fari was originally taught Brazilian Ju-Jitsu by noteable Australian martial artist John Will who was one of the first non-Brazilian martial artists to be awarded a black belt in Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (from Professor Rigan Machado in 1997).
Ground Combatives is also a standalone martial art that you can earn grades and eventually a black belt in.